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Old 03-11-2011, 12:07 AM
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Hey yall. I just purchased my first Ruger MK series pistol. It is the standard version in blue, with the 4 3/4'' barrel. I wanted something simple, classic, and short/handy for use in plinking, occasional target shooting, and something I can carry in my truck for critters and such. I'm so ready for it to get here!
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Good choice.

Make sure it's sighted in, pick up a couple of spare mags and a decent holster.

There used to be a little friction fit, slip on thumb safety extension, it was very handy. Can't seem to find them anymore though.
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Great I love those double duces Cheap to shoot ,light to carry, and most important always goes bang when I tell it to
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That is a great gun to learn with and lots of fun for plinking. Cheap ammo as well. Use this gun to teach yourself good trigger control and learning to squeeze the trigger without jerking it or flinching when shooting. That will serve you well when you step up to higher caliber guns. When it comes time to do a full breakdown for full cleaning watch a youtube video on it when you do it. They are a bit tricky when you start taking them apart. Best thing about these is that they will shoot pretty much any standard velocity or faster ammo you load into it. Not finicky like many others.

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that's a great platform. I bet you'll love it.

Be sure to keep your manual handy for when it's time to clean it. The proceedure is specific and might take a few times before it's second nature.
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Tear down is as pita. I use a cheap crosman drop leg holster that I got from I love my 22/45 mk II target.
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Tear down is as pita.
Only until you get the hang of it. I had trouble reassembling in the beginning to. Now it takes seconds to strip and seconds to reassemble. Do it a few times, paying attention to how everything fits back together, and it'll become second nature.
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I just bought one, too. Couldn't resist! But I can't get it till Friday. D@#*! California 10 day waiting period!


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